It’s the Weekend! 1 – 3 March

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WEATHER

Weather March 1-3

SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 1

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY PINK ZINC
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, THE BEASTS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DU EAST, 9PM FOLLOW THE FOX
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM 4 ON THE FLOOR W/ STOKER + KING COASTER + JAMIE LEE DIMES + MORE
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL
YUMMY STUDIOS, BYRON BAY, 6PM ANA DAVIS – ‘MOVING WITH THE MOON’ BOOK LAUNCH
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM JARRAH DAVIDSON
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM ALISHA AND THE VOLCANIC LOVER
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 2

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAVE SCOTT BAND
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, JACK TULLY & THE SEERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM LORDY WARDY
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM THE SEA GYPSIES + DUSTY BOOTS
RAILWAY PARK, BYRON BAY, 4PM TWILIGHT MARKET – CHEYNNE MURPHY & MARK HEAZLETT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 3

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 2PM WRITERS AT THE RAILS, EVENING ADAM HOLE BAND
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY HUMBLET
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM BOURBON STREET, 8PM MOHNDOO
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM ZIGGY ALBERTS (SOLD OUT)
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM JOCK BARNES
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 4PM DEAD SET FUN NUGGETS, STAN CEGLINSKI, ANNA & JORDAN, ROD MURRAY DUO
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM MATTHEW ARMITAGE
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 7PM SLIM PICKENS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday March 2nd

Byron Twilight Markets

Sunday March 3rd

Charity Beach Clean

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

CINEMA

Friday 01 March

Capharnaum  11:40 am
Free Solo  4:05 pm

Saturday 02 March

Free Solo  9:45 am
Capharnaum  11:30 am
Green Book  6:20 pm

Sunday 03 March

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Jobs! February 27th

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If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 12-1pm and 2-3pm; in room 8 every day except Mondays when it’s in room 7 – then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

RETAIL ASSISTANT

ALDI Byron Bay – Part time

We’re looking for high energy team members who love to keep active and busy. A Retail Assistant at ALDI needs to be able to thrive in a fast paced, team environment and always be willing to go the extra mile for their customers and team. The role is physical in nature, so you’ll need to enjoy hands-on work and meeting deadlines and our shifts can start at 6am some mornings, and finish at 10pm others, so being flexible and available any 5 out of 7 days is important. Finally, prior experience in a fast paced, retail environment will be viewed favourably; however a positive attitude and hardworking spirit are an absolute must.

What’s in it for you? Market leading remuneration – $25.31 per hour*;  Be a part of a leading international retailer;  Career opportunities in our rapidly growing store network including progression to Store Management Trainee;  Extensive training and development;  Rotating roster and guaranteed contracted hours;  4 weeks annual leave;  Work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues

You will be responsible for: Maintaining and replenishing stock storewide;  Operating manual pallet moving equipment;  Merchandising stock storewide;  Serving and assisting customers in a professional and efficient manner;  Operating tills and calculating change manually

*Hourly rate for Retail Assistants over 18 years of age.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CASUAL CHEFS – EL CAMINO

Byron Bay

Byron’s first El Camino Cantina is opening!

El Camino Cantina is a large and loud Tex-Mex restaurant and bar filled with MASSIVE margaritas, LEGENDARY Tex-Mex food, colourful sombreros and Rock n Roll & entertainment! The venue itself is like no other in Australia, flooded with enough neon lights to light up the Las Vegas strip and a restored 1957 Chevy trunk overflowing with complimentary hot chips and salsas. There is a massive bar, generous dining hall & outdoor area. If you love Margaritas, Tacos & Rock n Roll, have a vibrant personality, a passion for hospitality management & service, then look no further, your lucrative career opportunity is here!

Who we are looking for: Someone with initiative and drive;  Someone who thrives in a fast paced environment and loves a challenge;  Strong communication skills;  Professional and proactive approach with a willingness to learn and develop;  Friendly personality and immaculate presentation

  • preparing and cooking food
  • estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff
  • may freeze and preserve foods

Our Offer: Rewarding salary plus company benefits;  Excellent staff perk and discounts at some of Australia’s best restaurants;  Opportunity for career progression;  Be a part of a fast-growing company;  Ongoing training and career development to ensure your success

 

CHEF DE PARTIE

Targa – Byron Bay

Evenings Tues to Sat
Please call 0423 329 898 or email targabyronbay@gmail.com

 

COOK/CHEF – THE MEZ CLUB

The Mez Club, a busy restaurant in Byron Bay, seeks a cook with proven experience in a similar role: At least 2years previous experience;  Be able to maintain strict hygiene and safety procedures;  Strong time Management and communication skills;  Be able to work in a fast paced environment, both individually and as a team;  Experience in high volume service;  Experience in Stock Control;  Have strong communications skills;  Be Well Presented and organised;  Willing and able to work split shifts and weekends;  Working visa

CLICK TO APPLY

 

DOMESTIC CLEANERS WANTED
Scrub Up is looking for 2 cleaners to join its residential cleaning crew.

No weekend work required. Regular roster.
Email CV to: team@scrubupcleaning.com

 

SPANISH SPEAKING AU PAIRS WANTED

Spanish Speaking Au Pairs Wanted Near Beautiful Byron Bay. 12 hours playing with a 3 and a half year old in exchange for accommodation. You must have a car to get your self around the area. 

We are looking for a Spanish speaking Au Pair to start now. Couples Preferred.
The family is fantastic with one energetic 4 yr old boy. He has been around Spanish speaking au pairs since he was 4 Months old and understands everything we say. The little boy is slightly crazy (good crazy, not bad crazy!) he loves roaming around the deck and plays well by himself. He is pretty quirky and constantly makes us laugh with his antics. He loves collecting eggs, playing in the spa, reading books and tipping things from one container to another. We have loved our time working with these guys and we know we will always be a part of each others family! Working with them has been like working with family and we are very sad to be leaving.

The role is perfect for travelers looking to work within Byron Bay and have free accommodation. We work 15 hours a week. This is somewhat flexible and we try to fit these hours in around your job.  Accommodation is included in a retro caravan. The caravan has one small double and one single bed, fully operational kitchen with cooker/oven/microwave and a toilet and shower block next to it, you also have unlimited wifi. A car is essential if you are to stay here. The family live in a rural area about a 10 minute drive into Byron Bay. This is a perfect location to go and visit the Gold Coast on your days off, only a 40 minute drive away!

Must be confident, energetic and imaginative.

Daily Tasks include: • Looking after toddler and speaking only in Spanish • Cleaning and Tidying up • Feeding and looking after the 25 Chickens! (yes, fresh eggs for you!) • Helping with the family business • Occasional extra baby-sitting in evenings(extra hours are paid)

From Trav and Amanda!
We are looking for a Spanish speaking Au Pair for our 4 year old son. We would really like to find someone who is happy to play with Atlas in Spanish so he can learn the language. We have spent years traveling and would love to have a traveler join our family! We are really flexible with hours and want to work to make sure everyone’s needs are met. We are so sad to have our current Au Pairs are leaving to travel again but are hopeful of finding some more amazing people to join our little family! 

LABOURERS WANTED FOR DIGGING

Call Coleen on 0410 635 367

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

March Activities Calendar!

We have another brilliant month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our LEXIS students!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate. Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

March Calendar

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

Once a month we have a free Sausage Sizzle for all of our students during the lunch break (12.15pm in front of school); this month it will be on Friday the 29th. We also have an early evening activity one Friday a month so our morning and afternoon students can mingle and enjoy some time together; this month it will be Wine and Cheese Tasting on the 15th!

We have free Yoga every Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am – with Suzie in Room 8.

Every Monday at 11.30am and Tuesday at 2pm we have Coffee Club; join me or Orla for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels March calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2019/02/26/march-weekend-activities-happy-travels/

Have a brilliant month! 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

March Weekend Activities – Happy Travels!

The team at Happy Travels have planned another month of brilliant weekend activities and student nights especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

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Student Nights will continue to be every Thursday, but will now be at the Happy Travels store! Meet at 8pm for free pizza, drinks and DJ!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities/trips for you; including gigs, snorkeling with turtles, kayaking with dolphins, skydiving and more!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialist Sam! He is here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters! 25 February

Welcome to our four new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Hazuki lives in Sendai, Japan. They get lots of snow where she lives so she enjoys skiing in the winter. Her other hobbies include sports, dancing, watching movies and listening to music, and whilst she’s in Byron she wants to add surfing and yoga to this list! She wants to improve her English so she can find a job where she’s able to use the language. She chose Australia for her studies because of the the beautiful nature and warm people.

Stefan is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys skiing and jogging. He wants to improve his English so he can make friends from all over the world when he travels Australia and New Zealand!

Georgina is from Spain. She enjoys swimming, walking in the mountains and meeting up with friends. She has a Social Integration degree and is now studying a higher degree as a social worker. She is here to improve her English so she has more confidence speaking when she goes traveling.

Saki is from Japan. Her hobbies are swimming, listening to music and watching movies with her friends. Next year she will study Wedding Planning at university and in the future she would like to organise lots of beautiful weddings!  She wants to improve her English so she can help tourists when they come to Japan 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Cooking with Chocolate! (morning) February 20th

On Thursday morning we all met in the kitchen at 11.30am for this months cooking activity – chocolate brownies!

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Our ingredients included: flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, organic dark chocolate, raspberries and walnuts. We adapted our recipe so that it is also suitable for vegans 🙂

The first thing we did was preheat the oven and prepare the baking tray, followed by combining the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Next, we melted the chocolate in a bowl, over some hot water so it was ready to add to the mix of flour, sugar, coconut oil, milk, raspberries and nuts.

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How tasty do these raspberries look in the chocolate? 😀

All ready for the oven! (Our tray was too big so we had a genius idea to make it smaller – using some tin foil to build a little wall 😀 )

After waiting patiently for 25 minutes, our brownies were ready…

The result? DELICIOUS! 😀

For full instructions on how to make these delicious brownies, see Claire’s blog from the afternoon brownie makers here.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Cooking with Chocolate – Vegan Brownies! 20 February

For our Cooking with Chocolate activity we made delicious Vegan Brownies!

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We all worked as a team, following the below recipe:

  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 200g dark chocolate (dairy free if you want to make it vegan)
  • 170g of self-raising flour
  • 3 heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 180g golden caster sugar
  • 230ml coconut milk
  • 200g raspberries
  • 200g walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Grease a square baking tin (roughly 20cm) with a little oil, then line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water. Break 150g of chocolate into the bowl and allow it to melt, then set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar. Stir in the oil, milk and melted chocolate until combined.
  4. Chop and stir in the raspberries, remaining chocolate and most of the nuts reserving a few for the top. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle over the remaining walnuts, then place into the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked on the outside, but still gooey in the middle.
  5. Leave to cool for around 5 minutes, turn out onto a wire cooling rack.

We adapted it slightly by guessing how much of each ingredient to put in, rather than measuring it! We may have been slightly overgenerous with the sugar…

While we patiently waited the 25 minutes for them to bake in the oven, Maria entertained us by taking over the Happy Travels desk. I think selling travel could definitely be a future career for her!

After the timer went off we eagerly took the brownies out the oven and sat down to tuck in…

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Much to our disappointment they were still very gooey in the middle. A few of us (myself included!) were so desperate for our chocolate fix that we were happy to eat them as they were, but the majority voted that we be patient and put them back in the oven for a further 15 minutes!

Back to passing the time we went…

Until they were ready 🙂 🙂 and definitely worth the wait!!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.